The Fall Tea Kettle Concept by Yuki Hirayama

The Fall Tea Kettle Concept by Yuki Hirayama

Gregory Han
Oct 22, 2009

The weather here in Los Angeles is anything but autumn-like, but from what we've heard, most everywhere else is feeling the chill of fall. That means switching from iced tea to a nice cuppa of whatever leaf that suits you palate. Connoisseurs picky about their tea usually prefer loose leaf to bags, but brewing a perfect cup can be tough for a beginner. Yuki Hirayama's Fall Tea Kettle Concept tries to simplify the art of making the perfect cup of tea...

Though the design looks hi-tech, the actual idea behind it is fairly simple. A transparent kettle allows the user to watch as the leaves release their flavour while a heating element below slips most suggestively at the bottom of the kettle to increase temperature. When the brew has darkened enough, simply remove the tea strainer from above and enjoy a job well done with some butter cookies (our afternoon tea preference).

[via Yanko Design]

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